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Plane modifications led to Reno air show crash that killed 11

from Reuters

Extensive modifications to a racing airplane — nearly all of them undocumented — led to mechanical failure that probably caused the deadly crash at a Reno air show last year, U.S. transportation officials ruled. The Galloping Ghost, a highly modified, World War II-era P-51 Mustang fighter plane, lost control while traveling at 445 knots (512 mph, 824 kph) and crashed into the stands on Sept. 16, killing the pilot and 10 spectators. Another 64 people were injured, 16 of them seriously. more


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